Shelley's Mary: A Life of Mary Godwin Shelley Essay & Project Ideas

Margaret Carver Leighton
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1. Make a map showing the various places the Shelleys lived or visited during their eight-year relationship.

Make a list of those places, including a brief description of the events of Mary's life that occurred there.

2. List all of the works written by members of Mary Shelley's family that are mentioned in the novel. Briefly describe the subject matter of each work.

3. Write a report on the artistic and intellectual movement known as romanticism that includes an explanation of Mary Shelley's and Percy Shelley's contributions to that movement.

4. Read Frankenstein and write a plot summary of it. What parallels can you find between its lessons and those of Mary Shelley's life?

5. Read a biography of Percy Shelley and report on the contradictions between Shelley's Mary and the biography you have chosen.

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